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IT’S SUPER TUESDAY!

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2008 at 10:25 am

Well, it may be a drab and dismal day here in Northern Ireland, with so much rain falling that I was thinking of building an ark, but in the USA this is “Super Tuesday” – the day which will to all intents and purposes, seal the fate of who gets the nomination to run for the US Presidency.


In the UK, the media is only interested in the Democrat side of things. They drool over whether it will be Obama-lama-ding dong or Shrillary. A good example of this entirely one-sided coverage can be seen here – check out the fact that this is a virtual PR price for Hillary. And so it goes. We are told that both Dem’s will bring “change”, and of course where Obama is a JFK like figure in the fevered imaginations of some whereas Hillary is the “experienced” figure.


Anyone who wants to know just how “experienced” Hillary is should read “Hell to Pay” by Barbara Olson. It is an excellent read and provides all the reasons you ever need  NOT to vote for the Clintons, again. “In scandal after scandal, all roads lead to Hillary”  This was Barbara Olson’s last book. You see she had the misfortune to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 – the one that plowed into the Pentagon. Barbara died on 11th September 2001 – but her detailed examination of Mrs  Clinton’s “experience” lives on and shows WHY this women is unfit to be in the White House.


As for Obama, as Mahons has eloquently explained here, he stands on an agenda that amounts to little more than hazy feel good rhetoric. We know that he wants to cut and run from Iraq, we know he surrounds himself with those who want to talk to Iran, to Hamas, to Hezbollah. We know that he is supported by Oprah and Stevie Wonder, and despite the media hysteria about the US getting a black President, his polices seem less than black and white. “Change£ is his cri de coeur as if that was reason enough to vote for him – but what if the change is for the worse? Has he got the bottle to tackle immigration, to deal with Islam, to face into a nuclear Iran? I don’t think so!


Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the UK media are confident that it is John McCain who will prevail. Mitt Romney does not get much of a mention. McCain excites them because he sees signing the US up to a global climate change agenda as the big picture. In essence, many of his views are virtually indistinguishable from Hillary or Obama’s, so IF he wins the GOP nomination, it’s  a slam dunk that a liberal will enter the White House. Maybe that is what will happen but don’t expect conservatives to endorse it! IF McCain winss today, conservatism loses. That’s ANOTHER reason why the media exultantly support McCain. It may necessary for the Republicans to be purged from power for the necessary realignment of policies with the conservative base to happen.


Anyway, today will tell the tale, I’ll be watching it with interest as – next to the Dromore by-election – it is the most important contest taking place. My own prediction is Hillary will win over Obama, and I want Romney to prevail over McCain. Let’s see what happens when the people speak….

BNP FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

bnplogo.gifI was reading today that the BNP – the pariah of UK politics – has announced Northern Ireland is a priority target for its recruitment drives and council election campaigns.

The Leader of the BNP Nick Griffin, travelled to the Province for a secret rally in North Down where he said “Catholics, Protestants and dissenters” must unite to halt a mass influx of immigrants.  Mr Griffin’s visit, blasted by local North Down Councillors, came one week before the launch of a multicultural forum in the borough.  (lol) A crowd of around 40 people, made up of members and their “trusted friends”, turned up at the meeting on January 15. It was held at a business premises which the party refused to name to protect the owner’s identity. Ulster BNP organiser Kieran Dinsmore yesterday revealed: “Nick informed them that unless checked immediately [mass immigration] will eventually be to the detriment of everyone."

(I don’t agree with this btw, it already has been detrimental….see 7/7)

Why all this faux outrage from local Councillors? After all, the BNP hasn’t a terrorist wing unlike IRA/Sinn Fein, PUP/UVF and UPRG/UDA. I would suggest that Kieran Dinsmore contacts me at ATW if Nick Griffin fancies a challenging interview that would allow readers the chance to decide if the BNP is for them or not! All this "far-right" claptrap from the media might have some semblance of reason to it if we heard the likes of "Respect" being described as extreme-left. But you’ll never hear that. As you know I am suspicious of ALL politicians but I think it is newsworthy that the BNP is organising here, and since Northern Ireland IS British, I would hope all other parties follow it here.

OVER HERE – ALWAYS LOOK ON THE DARK SIDE OF LIFE

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

There are many issues floating around in the limited and somewhat besotted Mahons brain this morning, all competing for attention.  The New York Giants Superbowl victory, Super Tuesday primary elections, and of course the damned unavailability of promiscuous supermodel nannies who understand the importance of discretion. 

The Republican primary season has boiled down to whether John MCCain will be able to weather the backlash of a section of the Republican party who prefers to look on the dark side of life at all times (Jihad is taking over, our schools are in ruins, gays shouldn’t be gay (read happy), violent criminals roam the streets without fear picking us off one by one, the media isn’t nice to conservatives, there are an awful lot of people in China and they don’t look like us, people aren’t made to recite the ten commandments at toll booths, some black people become doctors, some people think torture of hidden prisoners isn’t fair sport, corporations aren’t allowed to conduct executions of whistleblowers etc.). 

McCain probably will win the nomination, and then again he might not.   And if he does win, will the shouting pouting doubting faction actually stay home in their bunkers and let Obama and/or Hillary waltz into America’s most famous public housing – The White House?  I think not, but we’ll see. 

However, the main issue that I have today is how I will vote tommorrow.  Keen readers of this hallowed site will know that I am a registered Democrat of recent vintage, and will now get to vote in my first primary.  My choice boils down to the Sophie’s choice of Hillary or Obama.  It is not a pure Sophie’s Choice (neither are in fact my children), but it does present me with a lesser of two evils choice, as those of us who look on the dark side of life often encounter.  Do I go with Hillary Clinton, a competent senator, mind-numbing speaker, and the other half of America’s strangest power couple, or do I accept the lovely platitudes and questionable core of Senator Obama? 

Like most Americans, I do have Clinton fatigue.  Eight years of Bush diminished that fatigue greatly but never quite cured it.  I suspect I could vote for Hillary if I didn’t listen to her and concentrated on the fact that she’ll likely govern purely according to opinion polls which would result in at least minimal damage.  Frankly, if I had to vote for a Clinton based purely on the experience they gained from residing in the White House it would be for their daughter Chelsea who seems normal despite all reasons not to be.  Obama seems to say a lot of nice things, and he certainly inspires a bit of hope.   But he also carries some strange baggage (check out his spiritual mentor and real estate games) that makes him less inspiring upon full reflection.  Suffice to say that rightwing Republicans are not the only ones who wonder where oh where is the candidate of my dreams.  But I can’t sit home on my hands.  We’ve got a lot of challenges in this country and voting is a way to participate in the solution (even in a small way).  So even without a real champion, I’ll be off to the polling place Tuesday to cast my vote.  Who for?  I don’t even know myself.  Suggestions?         

Education, Education, Education (Stop sniggering in the back)

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

From the Desk of MrSmith:

Interesting news today on the state of our nation’s Airstrip One’s educational system, I see from the Telegraph:

"A fifth of British teenagers believe Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character, while many think Sherlock Holmes, King Arthur and Eleanor Rigby were real, a survey shows."

Well, good. It’s good to know Our Benefactors have their priorities straight. Not as if they’re encouraging the invasion of the UK by people so ill-equipped for civilisation that they need an information pack on how not to behave like savages.

Oh, wait….

Jews Attacked On Holocaust Memorial Walk – In East London

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 2:20 pm

From the Desk of MrSmith:
 
HMemDay.jpgThis is part post, part request for information. That is to say, has anyone else found or seen articles on this? According to a very few news sources, a walking tour of ‘sites of Jewish interest’ were stoned by ‘asian youths’ in the Whitechapel/Tower Hamlets area of East London.
Since first hearing about this, I’ve only been able to find one, two… just two actual reports on it , plus one en passant mention in what looks to be a rather good Spectator piece on Dhimmocracy (recommended reading, click here to view) and, thanks to an amusing quirk of Google’s, a piece titled "Muslim group to take part in U.K. Holocaust Memorial Day". It would appear that ideas differ on how to take part in remembering the Holocaust.

For any out-of-London readers who aren’t familiar with the Tower Hamlets area and think this may be exaggeration or an outright fabrication, I recommend reading this breakdown of London social troubles by the American site Family Security Matters. FSM cites several verifiable MSM sources and stories including a report by the Times on the weapons culture in Tower Hamlets and a report from the East London Advertiser on the racist machete attack by a group of about 20 asians on a 3-person group of whites.

On the topic of the anti-semitism of the Holocaust Day assault, I’m reminded of the very readable Civitas publication The Retreat of Reason, and its mention of ‘rising anti-semitism in Europe':

"This dual role of Jews as both oppressors and oppressed causes complications for PC calculus, but the transposition of power relations means that PC has now firmly transferred its allegiance from Jews to Muslims.

This transfer of allegiances was confirmed by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, which commissioned a report on anti-Semitism in Europe, and then suppressed it when the authors concluded that the main cause of rising anti-Semitism in Europe is Muslim youths, not skinheads and neo-fascists. The EMCR told the authors, who were Jewish, that the report would undermine their work helping Muslims, who are the most discriminated-against religious group in Europe, and told them to rewrite it to portray the main perpetrators as white racists. When the authors protested that was contrary to the evidence, the EMCR rewrote the report itself, and published it with a summary and conclusion that was at total odds with the evidence actually contained within it. At the press conference, the EMCR repeatedly stated that white skinheads were to blame, despite the evidence inside the report and the views of the researchers. The Independent newspaper followed the politically correct line with an article headlined: White men blamed as attacks on Jews rise.

In stark contrast, the Telegraph ran a less politically correct but more factually correct article, with the headline: EU ‘covered up’ attacks on Jews by young Muslims."

Perhaps this is why the incident appears to be under-reported, it doesn’t fit the desired PC narrative. Well, why let the truth get in the way of a good story?

I do recommend reading The Retreat of Reason, even if it is somewhat repetitious and sadly tainted with the predictable kneejerk reactions against the BNP. You can buy it here, and read the beginning online here. Islamophobia Watch hates it, so you know the author’s done something right.

And, please, if anybody knows of more sources reporting this, please do let me know. Thanks.

Top image taken from the East London Advertiser online edition, with apologies.

Multicult – More Joy and Happiness From Moslem ‘Culture’

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

From the Desk of MrSmith:

In amongst all the news and views we get of the moral and other equivalence of various cultures, jarring and discordant notes are always worth, well, noting. According to the Times, a report from the Centre for Social Cohesion (surely an unnecessary Centre given how intrinsically good and equal all cultures and peoples really are?) has found that:

"policemen, councillors and taxi drivers are turning a blind eye or even conniving in enforcing the Asian community’s strict "moral code" on young women."

Apparently this ‘moral code’ of sharia includes forcing a young girl of 15 to marry against her will a 40-year-old retard and then be forced into prostitution by her in-laws. An excerpt from The Times:

"A GIRL of 15 was tricked into a "telephone marriage" ceremony to a Sheffield man with a mental age of five in a ceremony recognised by sharia (Islamic law). When the girl arrived from Pakistan expecting to meet the handsome man she had been shown in a photograph, she found that he was 40 years old, unemployed and disabled. To make matters worse, her mother-in-law decided to exploit her attractive looks by forcing her into prostitution. The family invited men to the family home to rape her before she managed to escape to the police by bolting through the front door. She was taken into care and now lives in a refuge.

The case is highlighted in a report by the Centre for Social Cohesion, which has found that policemen, councillors and taxi drivers are turning a blind eye or even conniving in enforcing the Asian community’s strict "moral code" on young women."

Moral code, eh? That sounds familiar. One wonders if this is the same ‘moral code’ which the Labour (ie, govt) MP Ann Cryer was implicitly lauding when she made her mealy-mouthed apology for ‘asian’ paedophiles, saying that

"At the point in their lives when they are ready for this sort of activity, Asians cannot go to Asian girls because it would be a terrible breach of the honour of the community and their family to have sex with an Asian girl before marriage. …I think there is a problem with the view Asian men generally have about white women. Their view about white women is generally fairly low. They do not seem to understand that there are white girls as moral and as good as Asian girls."

Or indeed if it is the same moral code which forced moslem girls to seek (and obtain!) virginity fixes from the NHS on taxpayer’s money. Nota bene, Ann Cryer leapt to the rescue yet again on that one, stating that "We should be trying to protect girls from this. It is a form of abuse of women and it may be that the woman who is asking for the operation to be done does not recognise the abuse that is taking place against her, but in later life she certainly will".

Sadly, Ann Cryer’s adding, as an afterthought, "[W]e have to also ask whether our National Health Service should be providing this sort of facility. I don’t think it should be available on the NHS" doesn’t really balance things as the same woman last month described the ongoing practice of moslem cousin-marriage as ‘heartbreaking’ and stated that "[W]e cannot say to people they cannot marry their cousins".

This raises some interesting questions. If ‘we’ can’t say that people can’t marry their cousins, and ‘we’ should be trying to protect girls from sexual abuse, and ‘we’ have so many myriad responsibilities to people, don’t ‘we’ have a duty first and foremost to protect our own people first and foremost? Or are ‘we’ an entity to be invoked only in encouragement of an apparently charitable behaviour which benefits the Other?

It should be very, very simple logic. Import barbarians, get barbarism. Import moslems, get moslem ‘cultural’ rot.

To tweak an old saying, lie down with dogs, get up with societal cancer.

A RARE KILLING?

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

This one is cross-posted on Biased BBC!

I was struck by this BBC headline "Rare suicide bombing hits Israel" prominently displayed on its Middle-Eastern news page. Consider the details and then ask yourself if "Rare" is the word you would choose to describe what has happened.

"A suicide bomber has killed a woman in the southern Israeli town of Dimona, the first such attack in over a year. Police said a second suicide attacker was shot dead before he was able to detonate his explosives belt. "We heard a large explosion and people started to run. I saw pieces of flesh flying in the air," a witness told army radio.

Several point here. Despite what the BBC alleges, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade terror group is an integral part of the Fatah organisation, led by Mahmoud Abbas. So why does the BBC try to distance it from their favourite "man of peace", the holocaust denier Abbas, by claiming it is some sort of "violent off-shoot"? Next, this is a SAVAGE terrorist attack. The frequency of it is neither here nor there. By suggesting this is a rare event (which it isn’t since Palestinians have carried out many homicide bomber attacks over the years) it is in danger of being seen to try and somehow ameliorate the barbarism and naked hatred that lay behind this outrage. Finally, I note that both Hamas and Fatah get to comment on this, both of them predictably explaining that the bad Jews brought it upon themselves. Curiously, comment from the Israeli government is missing. Fair and balanced????

p.s I also note that the BBC initial report makes no mention of those other people who were injured and traumatised by this vicious act of terrorism. More amelioration?

DV ON TALKBACK

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 11:37 am

Just to say that I shall be appearing on the BBC’s "Talkback" programme on Radio Ulster discussing nuclear power, starting at noon. Today has seen Margaret Ritchie – the Environment Minister for Northern Ireland, and John Gormley – the Environment Minister in the Repiublic – issue a statement basically saying No to Nuclear power. I take issue with this and if you tune in, you will hear me debate the topic.

BRITAIN BUILDS CAMP FOR TALIBAN!!

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 9:43 am

British governments have a history of wanting to cut deals with terrorist groups. It’s what they do best. That’s what has happened right here in Northern Ireland, as my forthcoming book will vividly illustrate, and it appears to be what is happening in Aghanistan as well! Remarkably the British government planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 "fighters" in southern Afghanistan, as part of a top-secret deal to make them swap sides, intelligence sources in Kabul have revealed. The plans were discovered on a memory stick seized by Afghan secret police in December.The Afghan government claims they prove British agents were talking to the Taliban without permission from the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, despite Gordon Brown’s pledge that Britain will not negotiate. The Prime Minister told Parliament on 12 December:

"Our objective is to defeat the insurgency by isolating and eliminating their leaders. We will not enter into any negotiations with these people."

That seems proof enough to me that the Afghan government is telling the truth. If Gordon Brown’s lips are moving, you KNOW that he is lying. 

NO HONOUR IN “HONOUR” KILLINGS

By ATWadmin On February 4th, 2008 at 9:28 am

I read that teachers, police and councils are all afraid to take action against so-called “honour crimes” for fear of being accused of racism. Women are also being betrayed by community figures who believe those who break traditional taboos deserve to be punished. What sort of community figures are these then, precisely? Researchers say taxi drivers, police and government workers of ahem…”Asian” origin are returning women to the domestic abuse they want to escape.  The report by the Centre for Social Cohesion think-tank voices the concerns of activists who say they are seeing more women fleeing “honour-based” violence.


There must be zero-tolerance towards this barbarity. I think that anyone who in anyway provides support to those who kill in the depraved name of their faith should suffer the most severe legal penalty. It is very concerning to read that “Asian” aka Muslim policemen and councillors can deliberately obstruct the investigation into these crimes. Britain used to be a civilised country and we must not idly stand by whilst importing this barbarity.